Frank Malina and the Cultural Appropriation of Science and Technology

Français [French]

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Art Historian Fabrice Lapelletrie and Artist and Curator Ewen Chardronnet discuss Frank Malina’s art philosophy and how artists must appropriate the scientific landscapes and technologies of their time to create truly contemporary art forms. Chardronnet discusses his interest in artistic experimentation in the context of space exploration. He details his mounting of an exhibition around the work of Theremin and other engineers in Russia who created the first sound and image synthesisers as exemple of this movement before the war, and how the work of Frank Malina as an artist and engineers ties to this tradition. They discuss the artists who have filed patents as part of a long art and technology tradition.